Re: [wmii] new (consistent) keybindings in the hg repo

From: Bartosz Trudnowski <>
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 20:11:02 +0200

On 4/11/06, Sander van Dijk <> wrote:
> On 4/11/06, Bartosz Trudnowski <> wrote:
> > You're right. But decision must be made, which sucks less: key bindings
> > collisions with apps or changing $MODKEY by users with 'less standard'
> ;)
> > keyboards. I have one such keyboard. It lacks Win/Menu keys, but have
> > Select, which I xmodmaped to Mod4 :). On another (Sun) machine keyboard
> have
> > 'diamond' keys, which my Debian map automatically to Mod4. I think that
> > keyboards, that hasn't any 'nonstandard' key are quite rare. Defaults
> mean
> > 'acceptable for most people', not 'for all peope', isn't?
> Well I guess our opinions differ in this area. Sure, collisions with
> apps are annoying, but using non-standard keys is just a plain mistake
> (it would be just as stupid as using mousebutton 6 and 7 in the
> default setup).

Default should definitely mean 'acceptable' for all people, not just
> most. What you are suggesting is a default that is 'perfect' to some,
> but completely unusable for others.

You convinced me. I can live with s/Alt/Mod4/. Let it be my sacrifice for
masses ;)

BTW. In wmii-2.5 there was 'bare' key mode, which I miss sometimes...

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